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2022 PMC Kids Rides

Franklin

Sunday, September 25, 2022
Jefferson Elementary School

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Event Details

  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Jefferson Elementary School
    628 Washington St., Franklin, MA 02038
  • 8 am to 12 pm
  • Ages 3 to 14
  • Registration Fee: $20
  • Required Fundraising Commitment: $40
  • Virtual (not in-person) event option available!
  • Contact: Lisa Marchioni

Welcome to the Franklin PMC Kids Ride!

The Franklin PMC Kids Rides is back in person! We hope that you will join us as we raise money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


The PMC Kids Ride gives us the opportunity to work together with the Franklin community and make a significant impact in the fight against cancer. We have all been touched in some way with someone who has had cancer. This ride gives children an opportunity to feel that they can make a difference. It empowers kids to become part of the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) mission of raising money for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. This ride also teaches children the value of riding for the benefit of others.

PMC supporters Lisa Marchioni and Lisa Cronin will be organizing the ride along with committee members Sharon Baryluk, Nancy Brogan, Jen Lyons, Joanne Schaefer and Heidi Winiker.

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Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 23
  • 8 - 11 am - Pre-Registration, Location TBA
Sunday, September 25 – Ride
  • 7:45-8:15 am - Check-in, group gathering
  • 8:15 am - Opening Ceremony
  • 8:30 am - Road Ride begins
  • 9 am - Tikes & Trikes Ride begins

Routes

  • 10 Miles – This route takes you through the backroads of Franklin behind Jefferson/Remington School. This is a more challenging ride with at least two big hills. This ride is for those who are comfortable on their bikes. There will be groups of about 10 with two or three adult volunteers leading the group. Bicycles with training wheels are not allowed. For safety reasons, just riders and their group volunteers are allowed on this course. Riders who are not registered should not be riding with groups.  
  • 6 Miles – This route is a shorter version of the 10-mile route.  You will only be riding up the big hill once. As with all road rides, bicycles with training wheels are not allowed. Each 6-mile group of about 10 riders will also go out with group volunteers leading their groups. Riders who are not registered should not be riding with groups.
  • 3 Miles – This route will take you on the same route as the 10-mile and 6-mile routes but it loops back around to Jefferson School and it is all flat roads. Training wheels are not allowed on this ride. There will be groups of 10 with group volunteers leading the way. Riders who are not registered should not be riding with groups.
  • Tikes & Trikes – This is a loop around the parking lot for those who are not experienced riders, usually ages 6 and under. It is a supervised course with lots of fun activities along the way. Big wheels, tricycles, training wheels and scooters are allowed on this course.
  • Virtual Rider: Virtual riders are those who would prefer to ride on their own and not in person at the event. Virtual riders who raise $50 or more will receive an official PMC Kids Rides t-shirt and water bottle at the end of June for spring rides or at the end of September for fall rides. Virtual riders have no registration fee or fundraising commitment.

Helmets are required for all riders!

Register to Ride

Parents will need to create an account or log in with an existing account to register their child or family. When creating an account, please enter the parent's information first, as there will be a separate section in registration to enter the child's information.

Under "Event Option" parents will be able to select a route for each child. Riders have a $20 registration fee and a $40 fundraising minimum. Parents will need to sign a waiver and agree to the fundraising commitment in order to complete registration. In-person riders will receive their rider kit at the ride.

Virtual Rider

Parents will be able to select the “Virtual Rider” route if their child will not be riding in person but still wants to support the PMC Kids Rides program. Virtual riders can ride in their own neighborhood on the day of the ride or whenever they'd like! If a virtual rider raises $50 or more, they will receive an official PMC Kids Rides t-shirt and water bottle at the end of June for spring rides and at the end of September for fall rides. 

Once registration is complete for both in-person and virtual riders, parents will receive a confirmation email with information on how to log into their management page to customize donation pages and to track donations.

The PMC strongly recommends that all participants – including riders who are eligible – be vaccinated to attend a PMC Kids Ride.

Fundraising

The fundraising minimum for each rider is $40 and is due by October 31.

Riders who go above and beyond with their fundraising will be recognized as Heavy Hitters or Breakaway Fundraisers and will receive a special gift in recognition of their fundraising efforts.

  • Heavy Hitter – $450, riders will receive a PMC Kids Rides canvas pouch and a certificate.
  • Breakaway Fundraiser – $950, riders will receive a PMC Kids Ride duffle bag and a certificate.

Fundraising Tips

  • Customize your rider profile page (set a goal, include why you are riding and a photo)
    Set up a Facebook Fundraiser 
    Start your fundraising early
    Send out hand-written letters or emails to your friends and family
Click here for more fundraising tips

Donate

100 percent of all rider-raised dollars go directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Donate online or by check. Checks can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge or PMC. Please send all checks to:

PMC Kids Rides
77 4th Ave
Needham, MA 02494

Make sure that the rider's name is listed so they can receive credit!

Safety

The PMC Kids Rides program follows all public health regulations and guidelines for your area.General Safety Tips!

  1. Wear a properly-fitted helmet (children are required to wear helmets when participating).
  2. Ride in control – this is not a race.
  3. Hands should remain on handlebars.
  4. Never wear any kind of headphones. You need to hear clearly.
  5. Follow the ride guides and volunteers.
  6. When passing other rides, make sure to yell “on your left!” Never pass riders on the right.
  7. If you need to slow down or stop to cross an intersection or obstacle, yell “slowing” or “stopping” to alert those behind you.

Each PMC Kids Ride has a licensed medical professional on site.

 

Volunteers

Get the entire family involved and support the event by volunteering! Be a ride marshal, work at a water stop, help distribute snacks and more. Volunteers will need to create an account and then will be able to select the position(s) that they would like.

PMC Pedal Partner Program

The PMC Pedal Partner Program is a wonderful way for riders to connect with a child who has been affected by cancer. PMC Pedal Partners are pediatric oncology patients at the Jimmy Fund Clinic who are paired with PMC Kids Rides or PMC teams.

If you know a child in treatment at the Jimmy Fund who is interested in being a PMC Pedal Partner for a PMC Kids Ride, please contact Fiona Hannafin, PMC Pedal Partner Program Coordinator, at fiona@pmc.org.

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Artwork by a patient at the Jimmy Fund Clinic.

Local Sponsors

 

In-Kind Donations

  • Froyo Frozen Yogurt
  • Elizabeth's Bagels

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Franklin PMC Kids Rides relies on local sponsors to help keep costs low and so that the PMC can continue to donate 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar directly to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If you or your company are interested in becoming a sponsor or donating items (pizza, ice cream, snacks, sporting tickets, gift cards, baskets, etc), please click on the button below.